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(Nashville) – At the 2022 annual meeting of the National Electric Cooperatives Statewide Editors Association (SEA), held in conjunction with the NRECA PowerXchange on March 6, Montana’s Ryan Hall was re-elected to lead the national organization of editors, staff and publishers of the nation’s rural electric consumer-member publications.

At the Montana Electric Cooperatives Association (MECA) based in Great Falls, Hall serves as the Editor and Communications Director for the statewide organization of rural electric cooperatives, and editor of Rural Montana Magazine.

In 2020 Hall was originally elected as Vice-President of the Statewide Editors Association, but when the President subsequently resigned in September of that year, Hall was elected to complete their term as national President.  With his re-election, he will now continue in that position until 2024.

Ryan Hall is only the third Montanan to head the national SEA organization since 1947, following in the footsteps of leaders like Marty Erickson in 1978-79, and Mack McConnell in 1999-2000.

As the Editor for Rural Montana, the largest-circulation monthly magazine in the state, Hall has been responsible for the publication winning several SEA awards in categories such as Best Photo, Best Technical Writing and Best Column.

Hall grew up in Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Penn State University with a degree in journalism and a minor in political science.  He moved to Montana 2006, and has been with Rural Montana and the Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association since 2012.  His wife, Mariah, is a Montana native and they stay busy raising their three sons in Great Falls.

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